| Niger persecution relief|
Recent attacks against Christian churches and homes of believers in cities across Niger have left a wake of destruction, pain, and fear. Last weekend’s protests started in Zinder on Friday (Jan. 16) and spread to reach the capital, Niamey, on Saturday. These events have resulted in the deaths of 10 Nigeriens (not Christians), millions of dollars in damaged property, and a community stunned at this unexpected wave of violence. According to World Watch Monitor (WWM), more than 70 churches have been destroyed, along with numerous Christian schools and organisations, including an orphanage.
Christians are currently wrestling with the trauma of this loss and some even left without homes and basic necessities – they have lost everything. Furthermore, in a country among the poorest in the world the Nigerien Church will struggle to rebuild damaged churches, pastors’ homes, and ministry centers.
SIM Niger stands with our church partners in picking up the pieces, rebuilding what was destroyed, and continuing to proclaim the love of Jesus in a country that so desperately needs to hear. If you would like to contribute to relief and rebuilding efforts please click here and quote “Niger Persecution Relief Project” # NE97308.